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Encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment, the theme for the 2021 World Environment Day Festival is 'Ecosystem Restoration'. Since its inception in 1974, World Environment Day (WED) has become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in more than one hundred countries.

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Coastal events are only one category of events to celebrate World Environment Day on the Sunshine Coast - Image: World Environment Day Festival FB
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The United Nations' Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean.

On the Sunshine Coast, the World Environment Day (WED) Festival has grown into the region's biggest environmental event and also holds the title of the longest-running event of its kind in the whole of South East Queensland. Since 1980 the Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) and environmental advocates of the Sunshine Coast have been getting together in the first week of June to celebrate World Environment Day.

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2021's theme for WED is 'Ecosystem Restoration' - Image: World Environment Day Festival FB


The WED Festival has been celebrated all over the coast, from the very first time at the recently re-opened, Fairhill Native Botanic Gardens; to celebrating for many years at the Maroochy River in Cotton Tree; to the Eumundi Markets as well as the University of the Sunshine Coast.

In 2021 the WED Festival on the Sunshine Coast is a month-long program of more than forty-five events, connecting communities and ecosystems. Environmentalists and nature lovers will be delighted with the WED Festival program, encompassing everything 'Coastal', 'Wetland', 'Community', 'Rainforest' and 'Regenerative Agriculture'.

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Sand Island Stopover - Image: www.scec.org.au


Sand Island Stopover Tour, Noosa
Tuesday 1 June, 8am to 11am | $40 per Sand Island Stopover Tour | Boat Tour Ticket

Boat Tour Ticket can be purchased online here
Contact: Natalie Frost, info@wed.org.au or 5441-5747


'Restoring Noosa River's crucial shorebird habitat'
Noosa Integrated Catchment Association (NICA), together with Healthy Land & Water, are eager to introduce visitors to the 'Sand Island Stopover' project. This twelve-month project's goal is for complete rehabilitation of the Sand Island and adjacent areas in the Noosa River estuary, to preserve critical habitat for numerous threatened shorebird species.

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Image: Sunshine Coast Environment Council FB


The Sand Island Stopover Tour is a three hour boat trip on the Noosa River, with morning tea included. Guests will be guided by NICA's team who will share project insights and local knowledge of the surrounding Noosa ecosystem.

Yaroomba Coastal Restoration, Yaroomba
Thursday 3 June, 8.30am to 10.30am

Contact: Natalie Frost, info@wed.org.au or 5441-5747
To RSVP your FREE attendance, please follow this link


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Planting - Image: www.scec.org.au


Come along to join the Yinneburra Yappers from Coolum & North Shore Coast Care for a morning of weeding, planting and chin-wagging. Attendees will discover local native plant species and weed identification in the local area, whilst learning from a dedicated and experienced coastal care team.

Tools and gloves will be supplied. Please BYO water bottle, snack, insect repellant and sunscreen.

Mudjimba Coastal Restoration, Beach Access 126, Mudjimba
Monday 7 June, 8am to 10am

Contact: Natalie Frost, info@wed.org.au or 5441-5747
To RSVP your FREE attendance, please follow this link


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Asparagus Fern - Image: Hans > Pixabay License


Have you always been keen to learn about the methods to remove Asparagus Fern? If so, then this is definitely the one event you need to attend. Come along to learn the correct techniques from the experts at Coolum & North Shore Coast Care on removing Asparagus Fern.

Tools and gloves will be supplied. Please BYO water bottle, snack, insect repellant and sunscreen.

Caloundra Spring into Scavenge, Clarke Place Park, 10/7 The Esplanade, Caloundra
Saturday 26 June, 8am to 12noon
Run by
Visionary Ocean Warriors
To RSVP your FREE attendance, please follow this link


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An opportunity to get involved with a local area clean-up! Image: www.eventbrite.com.au


Connect with your community, whilst cleaning up your local environment. Spring into Scavenge is once again happening in Caloundra, with the support of Sunshine Coast Council and as part of the World Environment Day Festival 2021's month-long celebrations.

Haven't been to a Scavenge yet? Get excited! Attendees will have the opportunity to clean-up the local area, sort and catalogue the litter and then exchange it for pre-loved clothing, books, toys and heaps more, all donated by the local community. And to make it all the more entertaining, funky live tunes will be playing to get with the clean-up beat!

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Visionary Ocean Warriors are running the Caloundra Spring into Scavenge - Image: Visionary Ocean Warriors FB


Bring your own bags, gloves and masks to participate
Please do not attend if feeling unwell
Please download the COVIDSafe app before attending - more info here
Hand sanitiser will be provided on site
1.5 metre distancing between groups will be assured

COVID-19 Statement for all events -
If you are feeling unwell or have come in contact with anyone potentially with COVID or have recently travelled interstate or overseas - please stay home. Social distancing on site is required.

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A global movement to inspire a love of nature! Image: Coolum & North Shore Coast Care FB


The Sunshine Coast Environment Council acknowledges that we live, work, learn and create on the land of the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara people and would like to recognise the strength, resilience and capacity of Australia's First Nations People.
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Why? To help with halting and reversing the degradation of ecosystems on our continent and in our oceans
When: World Environment Day Festival events throughout the whole month of June
Phone: (07) 5441-5747
Where: Noosa, Yaroomba, Mudjimba and Caloundra
Cost: Mostly FREE | Please see article
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What a great way to do something for the environment awareness...
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